September 01, 2009

My Bridal and Evening Makeup ~

Hello ladies!

If you've noticed that I've been absent for a while now, it's because I'm taken some time off to get hitched and then run off to Greece for a big fat Greek honeymoon. And now it's a lotta packing and unpacking as the hubs and I settle down in our little pad.

Yes, it's been quite a whirlwind, the last couple of weeks. But it's good to be back.

Anyway, before I continue... Yes, there will be many official wedding photos that I'll be sharing with you girls (when I finally get my hands on them myself), and there will be another post of the Greek honeymoon haul too!

But for now, I'll share with you briefly on my bridal and evening makeup which received rather positive feedback. Piccies (nicked from bestie Mich) after the jump!

Me and Mich, who was also my bridesmaid. Thanks for flying all the way back for me!

Bridal makeup (Day): Sharon gave me a very natural look, which was what I had wanted. Just as I had earlier described during my makeup trial, she used Bobbi Brown's foundation on my face, which she dabbed and blended using her fingers, creating a very even base on my skin. Add some commercial strength concealer, and voila - perfect skin! =P

For my cheeks, she combined two shades of blush (whose names I shall never know because they were in a palette and they were unlabeled), which gave me rosy cheeks. A little later, darling Kahani (my beloved and amazingly fastidious maid-of-honour) proceeded to blend the blush a little more using her EcoTools retractable kabuki.

On my eyes, she used a combination of Bobbi Brown, Prestige and MAC eyeshadows to create a natural warm look. Black liquid eyeliner went on, and Fasio mascara, but no falsies for me for the day look. *Gloat gloat*

And on my lips, Sharon used Estee Lauder's Long Lasting Lipstick in Rose Tea, which was a rose pink shade (not to be confused with their popular Pure Colour Rose Tea shade though). She then topped it up with Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss in Apricot for yummy lips.

She finished with a light dusting of Stila's highlighter where necessary to bring on the glow, although not much of it would have lasted through the various rounds of blotting and powdering even before the church ceremony began.

Day Hairdo: I wanted a half up-half down look with soft curls to complement my strapless gown, and that was exactly what I got. I'm so sorry I can't do a breakdown of what she did to my hair, though. I only know she curled parts of it, and finished it off with lots of hairspray to hold everything in place. (And loads of pins, of course, to hold the veil in place).


Evening makeup: As for my evening look, I had wanted classic smokey-eye to amp up the glam, and to go with my maroon gown. Foundation and concealer went on as in the morning, as did the blush.

My eyes, however, really popped with all that black liner and mascara. And this time, falsies went on too. Eyeshadow shades were mainly black, grey and silver. My evening makeup was done in a relative hurry, so I really could't remember the name of that red MAC lipgloss she used on me. Although I do remember Kahani toning it down a little with a more neutral gloss as the night wore on. =P

Evening hairdo: I had an updo, with curls and red roses in my hair. And more hairspray. I loved it.

Overall, I was very happy with the end-result, and I'm glad Sharon delivered what I had wanted for my wedding day look.

What about you? What would your ideal wedding look be? Do share!

12 comments:

Askmewhats said...

I am in AWE you are so pretty! I love both looks! You look super pretty and I can't seem to think of a nicer adjective to use! :) gorgeous! congratulations on your wedding day! and have a blessed Married life :)

prettybeautiful said...

wow! your eve gown is so gorgeous!!! love the make up too :) hmmm guess i need to start hunting for my stuff already :D

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

Congrats! Greece is a place that I'm been dreaming of... hahaha must show us the hauls asap... kekeke...

Shopn'Chomp said...

Beautiful. Congrats! =)

Tine said...

Your evening's gown's simply gorgeous babes. Would have chosen the same thing meself :)

Lisa J. said...

Pretty pretty!~ You look so happy!~

gio said...

You look gorgeous! I love your evening gown too. Congrats!

Eli said...

I like your evening gown and the makeup. But I think what really carries the whole look is that you look really happy in the picture.

Vonvon said...

Awww.....Greece!!! I went for my honeymoon there as well....visited a few of the Greek islands...and watching the sunset from the roof top of our rented home at Oia, Santorini, was one of the most memorable parts of my honeymoon.

Can't wait to read about your Greek honeymoon....

Syen said...

Ladies: Awww... thanks so much girls. It's really so sweet of you all. Thank you thank you... =)

Prettybeautiful: Oooh... getting hitched too? Congrats! =)

Vonvon: Hey!!! I was staying in Oia too! =D The sunset is gorgeous. The hubs and I took a sunset boat tour, so we managed to catch sunset one evening on a sail boat. It was just lovely lovely. =) One night on our balcony we did star gazing because the sky was so clear, it was just beautiful. =) Where in Oia did you stay?

Vonvon said...

Syen, you were also in Oia? We stayed at the Golden Sunset Villa (the one with the windmill), right at the edge of Oia, overlooking the Caldera. And you?

We tried to do some stargazing but it was end of September, and the weather at night was a bit too chilly and cloudy that night we decided to stargaze!

Come on, quickly blog about it. :)

Syen said...

We stayed at Caldera Villas, which was also overlooking the caldera. It's on the way down to Bay of Armeni.

Ok, ok, post coming. Soon!